Wagner: Siegfried / Kruse, Clark, Haenchen

Release Date: 6/20/2006
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 0948D
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3

Physical Format:

DVD
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$49.99
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Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) SIEGFRIED

Heinz Kruse, Graham Clark, John Brocheler, Henk Smit, Carsten Stabell, Anne Gjevang, Jeannine Altmeyer, Stefan Pangratz
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Hartmut Haenchen
Stage Director Pierre Audi

Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorphic (widescreen)
Sound Format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 273 mins
Region Code: All regions
Menu languages: English
Subtitle Languages: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Dutch/Japanese

In the third part of the epic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegfried pursues his path to manhood. As parental love dissipates and is replaced by romantic love and desire, Wagner reflects on the experience of human life and the fact of mortality. This remarkable production of The Ring, from Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, in which Pierre Audi places the orchestra on the symbolically ring-shaped stage, blends the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner’s work into a profound unity. Astonishing sets by George Tsypin and fabulous costumes by Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka, combined with passionate singing from the soloists and dramatic playing from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under the rigorous control of Hartmut Haenchen, create an intense and highly memorable experience. This production of The Ring of the Nibelung is based on the new Complete Edition of the works of Richard Wagner.

R E V I E W S

"Pierre Audi’s Ring really shines!" -- Wagner Society, The Netherlands

"It is breathtaking to experience how well the technical and spatial possibilities of Het Muziektheater are being used; and even more overwhelming to see the focus on the individual in all this excitement. Het Muziektheater had a premiere without any equal..." -- Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands

"Hartmut Haenchen builds on the New Wagner Edition and the Residentie Orchestra in outstanding form: a leaner, more elegant and never thundering Wagner sound makes this production a rich experience." -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
Works on This Recording
1. Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer: Henk Smit (Bass), Heinz Kruse (Tenor), John Bröcheler (Baritone), Jeanine Altmeyer (Soprano), Graham Clark (Tenor), Anne Gjevang (Alto)
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
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